Parnassus on Wheels
Christopher Morley

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Narrated By: Wanda McCaddon

Duration: 3 hours and 31 minutes

What to expect

Roger Mifflin is part pixie, part sage, part noble savage, and all God’s creature. With his traveling book wagon named Parnassus, he moves through the New England countryside of 1915 on an itinerant mission of enlightenment. Mifflin’s delight in books and authors is infectious—with his singular philosophy and bright eyes, he comes to represent the heart and soul of the book world. But a certain spirited spinster, disgruntled with her life, may have a hand in changing all that.

This roaring good adventure yarn is spiced with fiery roadside brawls, heroic escapes from death, the most groaning boards in the history of Yankee cookery, and a rare love story—not to mention a glimpse at a feminist perspective from the early 1900s.

Genre

Classic fiction, Fiction: general and literary, Fiction: general and literary

Listen to a sample

“To read Parnassus on Wheels is to be glad there are books in the world. It is graceful in style, light in substance, merry in its attitude toward life, and entertaining in every aspect of its plot and insight into character.”

Boston Evening Transcript

“Nadia May brings a delightful sense of adventure to this light turn-of-the-century tale.”

AudioFile

“[A] most unforcedly charming whimsy.”